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Sukhram gets 5 years in jail, assaulted

NEW DELHI: The former telecom minister Sukhram, who was convicted in two corruption cases but was still free, was Saturday awarded five years imprisonment by a Delhi court in a 1996 corruption case, after which he was arrested and taken to Tihar jail.

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PM, Sonia should apologise: BJP

NEW DELHI: Renewing its attack on the UPA ahead of Parliament session, the BJP today alleged that the Congress-led government was the real beneficiary of the cash-for-vote scam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi should apologise to the nation for the whole episode.

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Entertainment to be increasingly accessed via internet gizmos: survey

NEW DELHI: Consumers around the world will increasingly access media content and live entertainment through next-Gen smart devices like tablets and internet-connected television, making standalone devices irrelevant, according to a study by Bain and Company released at the Forum d’Avignon - 2011.

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CBI case in 2G is effort to save Chidambaram: BJP

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said the CBI’s registering a case in the allocation of additional spectrum to private telecom firms during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was an effort to divert attention in order to save Home Minister P. Chidambaram.

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Malegaon blasts: 7 accused out on bail

MUMBAI: Four years after they were arrested for alleged involvement in the 2006 Malegaon blasts that killed 37 people, seven out of the nine accused in the case walked out of jail Wednesday after posting bail bonds of Rs 50,000 each, a social organisation’s official said.

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Delhi HC questions basis of cash-for-vote scam

NEW DELHI: Virtually questioning the foundation of the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, the Delhi High Court Wednesday granted bail to six accused including Mr Sudheendra Kulkarni, saying had they wanted bribe, they would not have conducted a sting operation.

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Abhi-Ash welcome baby girl

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: The Bachchan family is ecstatic about the birth of Abhishek and Aishwarya’s first child, a baby girl here, Wednesday morning.

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Maoists more dangerous than terrorists: Mamata

KOLKATA: Talking tough after fresh Naxal violence in West Bengal, the Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said Maoists were more dangerous than terrorists and warned that her government would not remain a mute spectator.

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